Stars blossom in bold blues and dusky pinks on Emmy red carpet

Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:01pm EDT
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By Piya Sinha-Roy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Floral-hued gowns dotted the red carpet at the Primetime Emmy awards on Sunday, mirroring the blue and pink palettes that graced runways this season.

Deep blue tones stood out against the red carpet and actresses favored feminine silhouettes at the Emmys, the first in Hollywood's six-month-long awards season.

"30 Rock" nominee Tina Fey led the pack of ladies opting for cobalt blue in a custom Narciso Rodriguez low v-neck gown. "Girls" star Allison Williams followed the trend with a flowing strapless Ralph Lauren, while Edie Falco opted for a high neckline in a cobalt Escada dress.

"Mad Men" star Jessica Pare chose a strapless turquoise Oscar de la Renta gown, while "Nashville" star Connie Britton picked a strapless turquoise velvet Naeem Khan gown with gold beading.

"I love the texture and it felt like some really special," Britton said.

"New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel strayed from her usual girly style of flirty dresses, donning an ice blue fitted J. Mendel gown. Malin Akerman wore an ice blue strapless Marchesa, while "Top Chef" host and nominee Padma Lakshmi chose a custom-made Kaufman Franco dress.

"I always wanted to wear ice blue. I wore navy the year we won, so I'm hoping blue will bring me luck," Lakshmi said.

"Blue's an incredibly flattering color against the skin. Tina Fey's dress in electric blue, she looks sensational," Hal Rubenstein, editor-at-large of InStyle, said.   Continued...

Actors January Jones (L), Kerry Washington (C) and Sofia Vergara arrive at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni